20 June 2017

Day Off

Ride the Rockies, Day 3 – Durango Loop

What do you do in Durango when you can't ride, you left your hand-quilting project at home, your husband opts not to ride so he can spend the day with you, and you decide after both of you sleep in that any long drive is out of the question?

Easy! You finish winding the hand-dyed thread you whipped up at home last weekend while your sweet husband tinkers with his bike in preparation for the biggest challenge of the week tomorrow.

You take pictures of him working on his bike to submit in the daily photo contest.

(Here's the winning shot by Jake Nixon...) (STIFF competition this year!!!)

You visit the Durango Quilt Shop... with the love of your life!!! (And curl your toes when he admires just as many different fabrics as you! Especially the batiks!)

You accompany the love of your life to the local bike shop when he discovers his freehub with 20,000 miles on it is failing. And dream about a week-long summer vacation with a two-year-old granddaughter...

You check out cruiser bikes, just in case that's what the doctor recommends when all the blasted tests are done.

You laugh at the socks.

You take more pictures of the man of your dreams as he installs his new freehub and then test rides the bike. In street clothes!

You play with his spare tube while he's not looking.

You crochet while he works, if it doesn't hurt your sore elbow too much...

And you dream about the quilt shop panels that got away (because you resisted and didn't buy them).

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. haha those are some tacky socks. Nice little play with the tube too. But they dream of sore butts? Damn, they need some better dreams lol

    1. Oh, better dreams they do indeed have, Pat. For one, they dream of being done with the next mountain!!!

  2. Whenever I see batiks I want to say, "I'll take a yard of each, please." (I never met a batik I didn't like.)
    Sounds like you guys had an awesome day! Love the crochet ice cream cones. :)

    P.S. Cruisers can come in pretty handy. Mine is getting more use than my road bike right now.

    1. Thanks, Sue! When I showed Lizard my favorite section, the green batiks, I told him I had adopted your philosophy. I've never met a green batik I didn't like!!!

  3. Aww, what a fun post! I'm so glad you had so much time with the man of your dreams - and that you found each other! I hope the blasted tests come back with good news soon. {{hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Why thank you, Roseanne! My fingers are crossed for good test results, too...

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    1. Thanks, Joy! When your elbow is too sore to ride or crochet, you end up taking LOTS more pictures!!!


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